‘Leaning tower’ comes tumbling down
Osage City landmark being razed for railroad bridge
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The demolition of an Osage City landmark started Wednesday.
Crews with Hayden Wrecking began demolition of a five-story building on the same piece of land as what is known as the “Leaning Tower of Osage City,” an old grain elevator. It’s an early step in the process of building a $28 million second railroad bridge across the Osage River.
Troy Hughes, high speed rail project manager with Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), said crews began working late last week to remove a one-story building that has lead paint.